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  • NAMB to highlight compassion ministry, church planting

    by NAMB Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (yesterday)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Pastors and others attending this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix will learn more about opportunities to engage their churches locally and throughout North America in compassion ministries as well as church planting efforts. Read More

  • Former Md./Del. exec. sues NAMB, claims libel

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (9 days ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Miss. (BP) -- A lawsuit filed by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney alleges the North American Mission Board wrongly influenced his separation of employment from the BCMD in 2015. The suit also claims NAMB personnel engaged in "slander and/or libel" of McRaney and attempted to interfere with his speaking engagements after he left the state convention. Read More

  • Volunteers needed for Crossover

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (26 days ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- The goal of this year's Crossover is to "Engage Phoenix with the Gospel" through a partnership with Harvest America.

    North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer's Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    But for that to happen, they need the help of Southern Baptists to come and serve as volunteers, according to Eddy Pearson, evangelism director for the Arizona ... Read More

  • NAMB's 'Pray for Planters' seeks 10,000 churches

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, March 20, 2017 (one month ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Eight months ago, New Orleans church planting missionary Justin Haynes had no idea what Feb. 12-18, 2017, would have in store for him and his family. As far as he knew, the week he would be featured on the North American Mission Board's prayer calendar would be an ordinary week of sharing Christ, preparing sermons and working extra hours at a second job.

    Yet it was anything but ordinary.

    "The very week that the focus was on me and our church, I was diagnosed with ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Go beyond

    by Kevin Ezell, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (one month ago)

    Just as God never settles for the status quo, Kevin Ezell writes that North American Mission Board missionaries, supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, are "always pushing forward … starting new churches, connecting with new people and finding ways to meet needs so that in the process a conversation can turn toward the Gospel. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Maine church cracks hard soil, sees explosive growth

    by Jim Burton, posted Friday, March 10, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    AUGUSTA, Maine (BP) -- When Jeremy Snowman first attended Kennebec Community Church (KCC), he entered the premises with deep apprehension. His boyfriend was already attending and felt comfortable there. Snowman wanted a church and was willing to risk rejection and judgment.

    His parents attended church when he was a child, but that ended around age 10. He had begun having feelings about being different from other children who tagged him as gay because of his feminine characteristics. In middle school and high school Snowman was the target of bullying, so he built an emotional shell for protection. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Church planters no longer alone in Colorado town

    by Jim Burton, posted Thursday, March 09, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Mark Sandlin/NAMB
    TIMNATH, Colo. (BP) -- Two months after settling about 900 miles north of their native Texas, Kelly and Brandi Parrish were sitting on the living room floor on Christmas Eve 2013 with their four children lighting Advent candles.

    They had come to plant a church.

    That night, the family asked God not to let them ever be alone again on Christmas Eve. Then they prayed that God would work in their lives over the next year. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Collegiate evangelism produces 'joy' in Northwest

    by Jim Burton, posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- During Jacob Dahl's senior year at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., the civil engineering major had a "sitting-in-the-mud moment," much like the prodigal son. Though the Washington native grew up in church, he had somehow "missed the heart of the Gospel."

    "I came to the end of my rope in terms of morality and self-discovery," Dahl said.

    Dahl crawled out of the mud and into Resonate Church, a Southern Baptist campus church at WSU, where he professed faith in Christ and was baptized. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Teaching, reaching refugees in Jacksonville

    by Jim Burton, posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 (one month ago)

    NAMB photo by John Swain
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- While sitting with her daughter at a mall food court, Kim Carr noticed internationals in exotic clothing surrounded them. Carr asked her daughter, "When did they all get here? Where are they from? Who is reaching them?"

    Armed with the new sensitivity, and prompted by the Holy Spirit, Carr felt led to learn more. At a local fitness center she met with a former Southern Baptist missionary who had been praying less than 12 hours before for someone to help with international refugees. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    by Jim Burton, posted Monday, March 06, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Gary Gnidovic/NAMB
    WINDSOR, Ontario (BP) -- John D'Antonio's family knew that his four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, would soon be over. Many of his Italian-Canadian family and friends had gathered in his Windsor hospital room to say goodbye to the 30-year-old father and husband.

    Just before John's diagnosis four years earlier, his family had moved next door to Garth and Patty Leno. Leno was the pastor of one of Windsor's largest churches, and John's mother, Italian immigrant Elena, was a faithful member. On this most difficult of days, the family called Leno. Read More